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Poll: History Through TV Dramas

While most of these series are not entirely grounded in fact, their dramatic depictions of history, embellished with riveting twists and entrancing portrayals, provide for a truly extraordinary historical experience.

Which historical television drama do you feel provides the most engrossing insight into its designated time period?

All titles listed are categorized as "Drama" and "History" on IMDb, and are rated higher than 7.5. Titles are organized according to the time period in which they are set, from earliest to latest.

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    Tut (2015)

    Time period: 1332 BC – 1323 BC
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    Rome (2005)

    Time period: 49 BC – 31 BC
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    I, Claudius (1976)

    Time period: 44 BC – 41 CE
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    Masada (1981)

    Time period: 70 CE – 74 CE
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    Vikings (2013)

    Time period: 793 CE – 9th century CE (ongoing)
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    The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

    Time period: 1123 CE – 1174 CE
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    The Borgias (2011)

    Time period: 1492 CE – 1500 CE
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    The Tudors (2007)

    Time period: early to mid 16th century CE
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    Wolf Hall (2015)

    Time period: 1500 CE – 1535 CE
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    Roots (1977)

    Time period: 1750 CE – late 19th century CE
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    John Adams (2008)

    Time period: 1770 CE – 1826 CE
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    Poldark (2015)

    Time period: late 18th century CE (ongoing)
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    Banished (2015)

    Time period: late 18th century CE (ongoing)
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    North and South (1985)

    Time period: 1842 CE – 1861 CE
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    The Blue and the Gray (1982)

    Time period: 1859 CE – 1865 CE
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    Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

    Time period: 1865 CE – 1880s CE
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    Deadwood (2004)

    Time period: late 19th century CE
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    Boardwalk Empire (2010)

    Time period: 1920s and 1930s CE
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    Conspiracy (2001)

    Time period: 1942 CE
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    Band of Brothers (2001)

    Time period: 1942 CE – 1945 CE
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    Escape from Sobibor (1987)

    Time period: around 1942 CE – 1945 CE
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    The Kennedys (2011)

    Time period: 1938 CE – 1969 CE